Sunday, 31 October 2010


On Wednesday I went to a crafting play day to my friend Ann's(Flutterby Crafter) along with 4 other crafting friends. We had a really wonderful day with lots of chatting, laughing,eating and crafting. It was all in aid of improving our metal work skills and the result is a lovely canvas painted and stamped before attaching the metal which was embossed using the Cuttle Bug folders and TSS molds. It as taken a while for me to blog my finished canvas as i have had problems with my PC, so anyway here's mine. This photo looks pink and actually it is green this is due to me and my lack of techno brain!!!!

Sunday, 24 October 2010


On Tuesday this week my other half and I celebrated 40 years of marriage. I believe that this is a Ruby wedding anniversary and so I have done a journal page related to this in my large A4 book. I was only going to do a single page but it has developed into a double page spread. I have used various shades of red for the backgroud. I sprayed through a Crafters Workshop stencil "Dot Burst" with one of Dyan's Altered Originals sprays "Velvet". The side borders and all the images are from Dyan's new fabby stamps "Dylusions" and the girl image is actually called Ruby, very appropriate, I coloured her with Copic Markers. All the outlines and other bits of white were done with a Sakura white gel pen and I have used a "Golden" Acrylic paint Interference Red which gives a lovely shine when rubbed over a painted background. The top and bottom borders are downloads from Crowabout Studio. I have even managed to do some journaling this time which I don't normally do. Hope you like the pages.

Monday, 18 October 2010


A month ago at AFTH Dyan gave us the challenge of using these little Munsters in our art journals. I chose a theme from a childrens book which we were using at that time in the reception class at the school were I work. There are lots of skeletons in this book which was appropriate as  we also had Tims Mini Halloween stamps to use. I have used the wording from the book and substituted Munsters for skeletons. On these pages I have used Dyan's new paints and sprays from her fantastic Dylusions line. You may be able to see a white splodge above the Munsters that is the light reflecting on gold paint as I took the photo late at night.

Friday, 15 October 2010


Here's another double page spread in my Mini Art Journal book. This time I have used all of Dyan's sprays and mica sprays. All the images and banner border are from Dyan's Downloads which I have greatly reduced in size, they are so cute. I hope this photo turns out ok as my friend Ann (Flutterby Crafter) gave me a lesson in photography this week and pointed out where I am going wrong, so fingers crossed.

Monday, 11 October 2010


 Over on FUN WITH ATCs the 19th challenge is Witches and Wizzards. I have used a piece of water colour paper which I sprayed with some of Dyan's Altered Original Sprays and then gave it a nice sheen by spraying with Dylusions Burnt Orange Pearl Mica Spray. The stamps are from Tim's Mini Halloween and the images are from Lisa's Altered Art. I used Glossy Accents on the witches hat and wings and the cat wizzard's eyes and hat.

Sunday, 10 October 2010


I bought this little book from Dyan at AFTH, they come in pairs and are a 7Gypsies product, they are very mini and measure 8.5cms x 13.5cms. After I bought them I wondered what I was going to do with them apart from hoard them ROFL which I am prone to do. I then saw Kate's (The Kathryn Wheel) mini journal and that gave me inspiration. I love small things as you can complete a page in no time, another reason I like ATCs. I have finished  my title page using Dyans letter downloads which I reduced in size. The borders are from Crowabout Studios and the images are from Marsha at Tumble Fish Studios. I have gessoed, painted, splattered, sprayed using Dyan's fab Dylusions Mica Sprays, they give a fantastic sheen to your pages. I have sprayed through stencils and made a couple of borders using Sakura gel pens.

Saturday, 2 October 2010


I am a little late with my October pages but I needed the time to think about my background and colours. I used the scrape method to paint my pages (old credit card) not a brush. When they were finished I thought they were too bright so covered them with a layer of gesso which I like as it gives a cloudy eerie effect perfect for the Halloween month. I love all the Halloween stamps and images but I am not a fan of Halloween itself. All the stamps I have used are from Tim's Mini Halloween and the wording from 7Gypsies Disclaimer. All the paints I have used are from Dyan's Dylusions range, beautiful colours and finish. I decided to use purple journaling squares and white Sakura gel pen to write with as it shows up better than the black. Oh nearly for got the lovely spider is from my favourite Stampotique range.

Another month gone

September went with a last day of sunshine and warmth in this part of Yorkshire and here are my September pages to go with it, they are quite bright sunny and warm. It has been quite a busy month so busy that all my good intentions of having my October pages ready in time just didn't happen so now I had better get on with them.